MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): Speaking of erasing history, New York City is looking to remove the statues of our forebears. According to a list found in New York City's council agenda -- this is for Tuesday, September 19th -- officials will consider a bill that would, quote, require the public design commission to publish a plan to remove works of art on city property that depict a person who owned enslaved persons or directly benefited economically from slavery or who participated in systemic crimes against Indigenous peoples or other crimes against humanity.
What does that mean? You know the way that this is going to be interpreted, especially by the race hustlers at things like Ibram X. Kendi's Center for Anti-racial blah blah blah. This means everybody. This means everybody in American history because all Americans have in some way -- could at least be said to have, in some way, benefited from slavery because slavery was a part of the American economy for a reasonably long time. And a lot of our forebears, not all or even most of them, but a lot of them owned slaves and it was just part of the economy. So, if you interact with it in any way, you're taking part in it.